4th December 2020, 10:52 | Whitehaven

Gregg McNally returns to Whitehaven

Gregg McNally returns to Whitehaven

Whitehaven have agreed a deal to bring Gregg McNally back to his hometown club from Leigh Centurions ahead of the 2021 Betfred Championship season.

McNally’s profesional career began with Whitehaven back in 2008 when he scored a stunning debut hat-trick to help the Cumbrian side to a 26-22 victory over Salford Red Devils.

The versatile back left the club to join Huddersfield Giants in 2009 but would return on loan spells in both 2009 and 2010. McNally has spent eight seasons, across two spells, with Leigh Centurions including featuring for the club in the Betfred Super League. He has also represented Ireland on the International stage on 14 occasions.

Whitehaven Head Coach, Gary Charlton, said: “We are really excited to have Gregg on board. He is a current Ireland international and has played Championship Rugby League for a lot of years at Leigh.

“He is a proven try-scorer whichever position he plays and also offers us utility value as he can play numerous positions. 

Whitehaven Chairman, Tim Todd, added: “This is one of the biggest signings the club has made in a long, long time.

“We saw earlier this year that we lacked experience at times and Gregg has that experience in abundance. I think with the talent from Australia that we are bringing in together with the other talent in the Club, Gregg could be the key man to keep us in the Championship.

“I’m sure all the fans just can’t wait to see us in action again.”